Celebrate Three Years in the Nexus!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we can hardly believe we’ve already spent three years battling it out in the Nexus! Reminisce about your trials and triumphs on the battlefield with a new 3-Year Anniversary Portrait, Spray, and Banner. You can claim all three of these rewards by logging in to Heroes of the Storm from today through Monday, June 11.

3-Year Anniversary Rewards

We’ve had lots of fun bringing tons of new Heroes, Battlegrounds, Skins, and so much more to the game these last three years, and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for the rest of 2018! We hope to see as many of you as possible rocking those anniversary portraits, sprays, and banners in your Heroes of the Storm matches over the next few weeks. Until next time, we’ll see you in the Nexus.

Upcoming Event Chest and Bundle Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

In the few short days since Nexomania began, competitors throughout the Nexus have eagerly leapt into the ring to choose tag-team partners and claim quest rewards. Amidst the excitement, however, we understand some of you have been disappointed by the frequency of Sun’s Out, Guns Out items in your Nexomania Loot Chests.

Nexomania and Event Loot Chests
As many of you know, themed event Loot Chests are guaranteed to contain at least one event-related item. Since items from last year’s Sun’s Out, Guns Out event are no longer available, we felt Nexomania could be a great opportunity to give players a second chance to pin down items from both events.

With that in mind, we gave Nexomania and Sun’s Out items an equal chance to drop in Nexomania Loot Chests. After reading community discussions, however, it seems we overestimated how often players would like to open Sun’s Out items. We’d like to put Nexomania back into the spotlight:
  • As of now, we’ve greatly increased the likelihood that Nexomania items will drop over Sun’s Out, Guns Out items in Nexomania Loot Chests.
  • If you used gems to buy Nexomania Loot Chests prior to 07:01 p.m. PDT on May 23 (4:01 a.m. CEST / 11:01 a.m. KST May 24), you will receive a number of new Nexomania Loot Chests equal to the amount you originally purchased.
    • These replacement Chests will feature the updated event item drop rate mentioned above and will be awarded within the next few days.
    • Please note: Nexomania Loot Chests earned through progression or Heroes Brawls will not be replaced.

We’re also going to make this drop-rate adjustment for future events. Going forward, new event Loot Chests will have this same increased chance to contain new items from the current version of an event over existing items from past versions of that event.

Event Bundles and Skins
Events like Nexomania are jam-packed with lots of new Hero skins and other cosmetic items. While we have a blast creating and releasing skins, we’ve also read feedback from players who would like more options when it comes to adding them to their collections. With future events, we’re going to give players more opportunities to pick up specific skins outside of the event bundles they appear in:
  • Going forward, new Hero skins that are included in larger event bundles will also be available in separate Skin Packs.
    • Each pack will be purchasable using gems and will contain all currently available versions of that skin.

This change doesn’t mean big event bundles are down for the count. We still plan to add them to the game but wanted to give players more variety when it comes to picking up new event items.

As always, we’d like to thank everyone who has shared their thoughts with us on these topics. We hope you enjoy the rest of Nexomania and manage to conquer your quests in record time! Until next time, we’ll see you in the Nexus.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
TIL Kharazim does a Specific Combo Finisher Attack Depending on Trait
You're welcome. (u/BlizzKwevs)

So ..uh ... What happened to the Ravenlord Plot?
Hey there!

Like we mentioned in the dev video, we have a linear story that we're telling over the course of this year, but not every content drop will fall into that storyline. Nexomania is a good example of a divergence. That being said, we do treat each of these content drops as legit canonical elements inside the Nexus. It's all real. :)

The next contribution to the story started with our first comic, will come with our next content drop.

Alarak Fanart
Reddit user u/LeonGrand has pleased his Highlord with an amazing drawing of the one and only ruler of the Tal'darim!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Heroes 3rd Anniversary, Event Chest & Bundle Changes, Blue Posts, Alarak Fanart started by Nerraw View original post
Comments 4 Comments
  1. mmocabce60bc47's Avatar
    Yay, marketing newspeak. Still no sales, we're trying something completely different now...
  1. gnomemonster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thevoicefromwithin View Post
    Yay, marketing newspeak. Still no sales, we're trying something completely different now...
    Yeah, if they actually thought this was a problem with drop rates and were upping it due to player feedback, even crates earned through play would receive additional rewards/adjustment. This is clearly just a marketing tactic and not a "good will" gesture. >.>

    After all, "Time is money friend".
  1. tristannarutofan's Avatar
    hmmmm people thought not enough themed items came in the boxes so they changed it.

    no one suggested it was a "good well gesture" its just them balancing the game , which yall want
  1. mmocabce60bc47's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with balancing, it's not even gameplay related at all. It's a shop change and one indicating things aren't going well. Anecdotal, but I spent at least 60€ on the game in 15, 16 and 17 each, and like 5€ so far this year.

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